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Berla, Kathryn

(?   -    ) US author, mostly of Young Adult tales in various genres; much of her work is nonfantastic. She is of interest for two novels. Dream Me (2017) features a young man named Zat from the wasteland Earth of what may be the moderately distant Near Future;, he has been using Time Travel to return to the contemporary world where he inhabits the dreams of the girl he loves, but his occupancy of her dreams is damaging her health. Health issues also trigger the story in Ricochet (2019), in which the young protagonist's seizures open portals to Parallel Worlds, where she encounters versions of herself; their worlds turn out to be intricately interconnected, generating a sense that the family of versions occupies a potentially fruitful Multiverse. [JC]

Kathryn Berla



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Entry from The Encyclopedia of Science Fiction edited by John Clute, David Langford, Peter Nicholls and Graham Sleight.
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